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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Wagon GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,498
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$326 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 38 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 47 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 45.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD- 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.7 104.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD- 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 199.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.4 61.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 81.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 80.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.9 x -TBD- 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.79 10.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 38.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size -TBD- T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T32
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 1100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) -TBD- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3009 3476
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) -TBD- 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material -TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- 540
Engine
Engine Type Diesel I4 Gas V6
Fuel System TDI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 149 @ 1900 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 1.9L/116 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 90 @ 3750 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 47 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 38 19
Transmission
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 2.77
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon GS
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Passat Mercury Sable
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- 30.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- 36.0
 
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